Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Card Share: It's a Special Day


I put this nautical-themed birthday card together for a 12 year old boy. Masculine projects are hard for me, but I think the red, white and blue color scheme really works well, especially with the distressed vellum overlay and woodgrain paper.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Card Share: Four You


Here I go again using pink, black and white! I just can't help it. I love the color combo — always have, probably always will. I even added a play on words to this 4th birthday card by using the sentiment, "Four You".

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Card Share: 16 (Chickaniddy 365)


A milestone birthday, like a sweet 16, deserves to be commemorated with a fresh, sophisticated card. The pretty florals, stripes, flowers, leaves and music notes from Chickaniddy Crafts 365 collection work together to do just that.


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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Card Share: Favorite Things Right Now


I'm not even a coffee drinker, but when I saw the Mocha paper from Shimelle's True Stories collection, I couldn't resist. I'm having such fun fussy cutting the cups and making a variety of coffee lover cards.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Card Share: Thanks a Latte (Simple Stories I Am)


"Thanks a Latte" is probably overused, but I couldn't resist fussy cutting this cup from the Mocha paper from Shimelle's True Stories collection and pairing it with the sentiment.

The coffee drinkers out there will thank me and appreciate my need to do this. :)

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Chip Off the Old Block with Paper Issues


Chip Off the Old Block is the new linky party at Paper Issues. Come play along for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Paper Issues store

I'll be linking this travel/bon voyage/retirement card up because I used a chipboard camera. I also used items from various Paper Issues Swag Bags, items from my stash and new products as well. 

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Card Share: Christmas in July Trio

Believe it or not, I've been getting Christmas cards ready for my Etsy shop for about a month. I thought I'd start off slow with a Christmas in July sale. I've made a bunch, but since these all have similar, common elements, I thought I'd share them all together. The majority of the items came from my stash, but I added some newer items as well to give them a fresh, contemporary look.

First up is, Don't Open Until Christmas, with a mostly non-traditional and fun color combo.


Only 25 Days allowed me to use up a number of stickers from October Afternoon's Very Merry collection. Who remembers this one?



Jolly Merry Christmas is a bit more classic with the red, cream and silver but I couldn't resist adding in some blue.



So there you have it — the start of my holiday card making. How about you? When do you tend to start creating holiday cards and getting your shopping done?

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Card Share: You Make My Heart Smile (Chickaniddy 365)


Pairing Chickaniddy's 365 collection with ephemera die cuts from Dear Lizzy's Fine & Dandy collection makes for a pretty, fresh, and feminine card. I especially love the hot air balloon die cut.

Here's a quick detail shot: 


Enjoy your day and happy crafting!

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Card Share: These Moments




What do you get when you pair Chickaniddy 365 ruler paper with Elle's Studio Cienna polka dot paper and Dear Lizzy Fine & Dandy ephemera? Oh, and Doodlebug's new Glitter Sprinkles (enamel dots). A birthday card for a four year old girl that's sweet enough to eat. :)

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Card Share: Hooray


I found packs of ombre, paint chip-style tags in Target's Dollar Spot and couldn't wait to break into the package. The tags come in two shades of pink and two shades of turquoise/mint green. They're super pretty and small enough for cards. I used one on this card and now have seven more to go. I wonder what type of projects they'll end up on?

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Card Share: Best Dancer Ever


I couldn't resist pairing this cute flamingo die cut and flamingo patterned paper to make a dance recital card. I mean, look at those long legs! Perfect for dancing, right? :) An Etsy buyer thought so too because it sold within a day of putting it in my shop. I love when that happens!

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Card Share: Celebrate Each Moment


This card was quick and easy to put together. I'm loving the bright colors and polka dots. I accented the candle die cut with a trio of coordinating enamel dots. After adding a bow, doily, sentiment sticker and machine stitching, I called it clean, simple and done. :)

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Paper Issues: Hey, Tech This Out! with Color Cast Designs


A new linky party started at Paper Issues today. It's called Hey, Tech This Out, sponsored by Color Cast Designs. Come play along for a chance to win your choice of an Embellish Me set (either Colorful, on the left or Neutral, on the right):


I used the #love acrylic accent and #forreal wood veneer from Color Cast's #hastagit set on my card. Some of the other Paper Issues team members also used this set and others used the sets you see above. I hope you'll stop by and take a look. :)

If you're not familiar with Color Cast Designs, I highly suggest stopping by the shop. Jessica creates really fun wood veneer and acrylic products in an endless variety of colors and shapes. 

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Card Share: How Lucky I Am to Have You (Elle's Studio Cienna)


Last month or so, I shared a number of baby cards made with Elle's Studio Cienna. While I had this pretty collection out, I decided to put together what could be a wedding, anniversary or even a friendship card. The colors are uplifting, fresh and pretty. I think they'd be guaranteed to brighten anyone's day, don't you?

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